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Posted on Saturday, October 05, 2013 - 2:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was believed to be somewhat younger than I actually was. But I was not happy about it.
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LTPF lost profiles relevant?
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Greetings, Your Majesty! (curtsies)
LTPF lost profiles relevant? No, not this time.
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Posted on Saturday, October 05, 2013 - 11:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

At the time this happened, were you:
- a teenager?
- younger?
- older?
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At the time this happened, were you:
- a teenager?
- younger?
- older? Yes, a HAF, though the F part is n.r.
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Would your presumed younger age have prevented you from doing something ? entering somewhere ? Would it have been socially awkward ? legally relevant ?
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Would your presumed younger age have forced you to do/enter something you would otherwise not have had to do/enter?
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Would your presumed younger age have prevented you from doing something? this is closest. Explore. entering somewhere? Would it have been socially awkward? legally relevant? the latter, although being 'legally adult,' is not relevant, to fend off a possible FA.
Would your presumed younger age have forced you to do/enter something you would otherwise not have had to do/enter? See answer to previous q.
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Posted on Monday, October 07, 2013 - 1:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would the presumed younger age have prevented you from:
participating in a group activity ? individual activity ? sport ? amusement park ride ? competition ? race ? get a license ?
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To add:
opening an account ? facebook / gmail account ?
performing some transaction ? visiting some website ?
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Would the presumed younger age have prevented you from:
participating in a group activity ? individual activity ? sport ? amusement park ride ? competition ? race ? get a license ?
To add:
opening an account ? facebook / gmail account ?
performing some transaction ?this; no to the rest visiting some website ?
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Would you have been unable to perform the transaction at your presumed younger age because:
- it's not possible for anyone to do so legally at that young an age?
- it's not possible for you to do so legally at that age but others might be able to?

Would the same experience apply if you lived in a different country?
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Would you have been unable to perform the transaction at your presumed younger age because:
- it's not possible for anyone to do so legally at that young an age? No; I was well over 21.
- it's not possible for you to do so legally at that age but others might be able to? Anyone could do this legally at either my actual age or my 'younger' age, but I still couldn't do it.
Would the same experience apply if you lived in a different country? I think it would apply; however, it might not if I had been a little bit younger yet. Am I making confusion doubly confusing?
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Hint: Try to find out how much difference there was between my younger age and my actual one.
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Was some discount offered to people over a certain age, which you were?
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Was some discount offered yessish to people over a certain age, no which you were? I was qualified for it for another reason, but I couldn't get it because of my 'supposed' age.
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Some "discount" for being a senior citizen ? Some identification card that will indirectly give you discounts ? Collect some benefits ? retirement relevant ?

Was the requirement for getting the benefit different than just the age ? But a person of your presumed age could not have satisfied the requirement ?

Were you believed to be younger from: your face ? your voice ? your photo ? your record on some ID card ? your overall demeanour ?
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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 10:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, taking the hint...
Were you mistakenly believed to be :-
1 or more years?
1 or more months?
1 or more weeks?
1 or more days?
Less than 1 day?
younger than your true age?
Clearly if it's years, they're predominantly yesses!
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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 5:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Some "discount" yes for being a senior citizen ? no Some identification card IDs were involved.that will indirectlyone indirectly, one directly. give you discounts ? yessish Collect some benefits ? retirement relevant ? No to both.

Was the requirement for getting the benefit different than just the age ? Yes.But a person of your presumed age could not have satisfied the requirement ? Age, either presumed or actual, n.r. to qualifying for the discount.

Were you believed to be younger from: your face? your voice? your photo? your record on some ID card? Yope; more than one ID involved.

Were you mistakenly believed to be: - 1 or more months? younger than your true age? this
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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 6:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Different ways of writing dates relevant ? (DDMMYYYY vs MMDDYYYY) ?
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Different ways of writing dates relevant ? (DDMMYYYY vs MMDDYYYY) ? No
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Did the supposed age take you over a notable age - 18? 21? 30? 40? 50? 60? 65? 70?
With apologies for my guesses where appropriate! :-)
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Did the supposed age take you over a notable age? No. Neither my actual or supposed age was significant; the fact that there was a difference was.
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Hint: My actual birthday is in January. My presumed birthday was, of course, later, but couldn't have been in February or March. Why not?
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hmmm...
Were you looking to buy some goods? Or a service?
If so, would the goods or services be only useful at a certain time? OR only on sale at a certain time?
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Two different calenders involved ? Chinese / Indian calender ?

Were you in another country ? travelling ?
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Are Zodiac signs relevant?
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Were you looking to buy some goods?Yes Or a service? and this also, in a way.
If so, would the goods or services be only useful at a certain time? OIR only on sale at a certain time? No to both; OTWT
Two different calenders involved? Chinese/Indian calendar? No to both.
Were you in another country? travelling? No; in fact I was very near my place of employment, and this is relevant. Not the type of place it was, but my employment was relevant. The title of this puzzle is also relevant.
Are Zodiac signs relevant? No
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Without being accused of massive stereotyping...
Did this take place Ireland?
If so - North? or South? Close to the border? Relevant?
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Did this take place Ireland? I have NO IDEA what you mean! But no, it happened right here in the USA. Local accents are not relevant.

Come to think of it, this might have happened in Ireland, or anywhere else where Arabic numbers are used. But if my actual or presumed birthday had been in July, it would probably not have happened in Ireland or the UK.

Nobody actually named Murphy was involved, AFAIK.
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Correction:
"would the goods or services be only useful at a certain time?"
They would be _more_ useful at a certain time, lets put it that way. But expiration times are not relevant.
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Is this connected with the similarity between a 1 and a 7?
And/or the "European" habit of crossing a 7?
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Is this connected with the similarity between a 1 and a 7? Not directly, but somewhat OTRT.
And/or the "European" habit of crossing a 7? Again, not directly. But if I had been in Europe, and if I had been born in July, there would be no problem.
However, there might have been a problem with two other months in the year, even in Europe.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 10:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, thy way dates are written in numbers is key to this? Rather than longhand or abbreviated month names?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 7:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, thy way dates are written in numbers is key to this? Rather than longhand or abbreviated month names? YES. This is close enough, except for getting the exact month, so here's the

************SPOILER************

My medical insurance, through my employer, included a generic drug benefit. The first time I had to use it, I presented my prescription to the pharmacist, and gave my date of birth, as one is required to do in these circumstances.

The pharmacist said,"I'm sorry, we can't fill this. Your date of birth is wrong. Our records show that you were born in April, not January."

I said "Whaaat?!!!" We back-and-frothed for a while. Common sense finally prevailed. The pharmacists could see that I wasn't drug-seeking, I was really sick; and agreed that I knew my birthday if anybody did.

When I was able to return to work, I went to the person in HR who was responsible for taking down my information. She insisted that she had written it correctly, as 1/15, and showed me her books. The mystery was solved. She was in the habit of writing "1" with a fairly large serif, which doubled back on itself and looked like a "4" with an unusually high crossbar. Somewhere along the way, someone had transcribed it that way.

Which leads me to think that it would not only be a good idea to adopt the "European 7," but maybe there ought to be some kind of squiggle to distinguish carelessly written 4s and 9s from 1s. Would the LTPF have any suggestions?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 7:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oops, I meant "back-and-forthed" not
"frothed". Tho I now see that it wasn't me, it was Spellcheck that did it.
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Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 7:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Aha :-)

I always write 7s with the cross-over part - mainly because my handwriting is bad and I refused to lose any more marks at school in maths tests by accidentally mis-transcribing my own numbers as I worked through lines of algebra manipulation ;-) It's not that common here but neither is it supremely uncommon.

As for 4's and 9's, for my handwriting the two look completely different because my "4" is like an upside down "h", ie the pointy but at the top of the "4" is split, with the left-hand line being vertical, and parallel to the taller vertical line to the right.

And as for 1's, I write them as plain lines with no extra bit at the top. Which sometimes confuses them with vertical lines, but at least never with other numbers!

Safest just to use computers to do everything and consign handwriting to something they did in the old days ;-)
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Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 - 7:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, I make 4s and 1s the same way you do, so there's no confusion, but not everybody does. And I'm afraid that when I write carelessly I don't always make a large enough loop on the 9s. I guess the solution is to be extra-careful when we have to use our cacography. It can't always be avoided.
:-(
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Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 - 7:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Re: sort of laterally related to vertical lines. My husband was looking at his appointment cards for a doctor, and said "What's this? I've already had my flu shot."
I looked at it, and from my superior knowledge as a medical transcriptionist, I could tell him, "That's f/u, meaning follow-up." They hadn't made the slant slanty enough.
It seems that doctors' notorious cacography sometimes rubs off on the office staff!

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